While archaeological methods and theory share similar themes across the world, different countries have a variety of organizations that practice archaeology. The do so under different rules (which are often very similar to those in other countries, though not always) and with different priorities. In many countries, the United Kingdom included, there governmental organizations, university organizations, research foundations, and contract archaeology companies (those that bid on contracts to conduct work that is required by the government; it is often surveying land for archaeological material before something is built upon the land). The United Kingdom has different organizations in Scotland than it does in England or Wales. Click on the links below to learn more about the organizations that conduct archaeological work in Scotland.